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for a 9-year-old oakland girl. he insisted he was innocent but during the tests the-- >> the analysts examined by the case, they did not look in a very big area of the fiscal evidence. >> william sent this letter to the northern california innocent project in 2006, the non profit team made initial inquiry and felt that he was a candidate for help but he did not have enough funding. >> that there was staff available to actually do a factual investigation of there william's case. >> the dna test in 2012 which cost about $50, 000 which proves he's independent. >> he's committed to rebuilding his lifer >> the team of faculties and students from the santa collar ra have helped to exonerate 14 people since 2001. the dna project is in danger of ending because of lack of funding due to budget cuts. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> ross spent almost seven years in prison before the innocent project got the conviction over turned. false from sefrp several people. >>> 28-year-old dennisunny vail was facing 3 counts of homicide. three people were killed of a mother and two sons. the suspect was not injur
was hit. we get more on developing story from ktvu's jade hernandez live in oakland where that young boy is being treated tonight and she has new information on just where this gunfire came from. >> reporter: hartsfield-jacksoni cs threw that 7-year-old boy to the hospital earlier this evening. we have whopper video of the helicopter arriving as children as hospital. hospital antioch police a the little boy is going to be all right. police are concerned how the shooter wound this boy. investigator say someone fired multiple gunshots into this home around 4:30 this afternoon during a family bbq. the 7-year-old was visiting with his family from out of town. no one else was hurt. investigators say the shooter fired the rounds from an area near the g street over crossing which can be seen from the backyard area. police have not made any arrest, but since thursday, oakland, richmond and now antioch have shyoung children rushed to children's hospital with gunshot wound. for now, antioch police are investigating this particular incident, but the good news is that little boy is going to be all r
of killing one man and injuring another was arrested in oakland after an eight hour police stand off. the s.w.a.t. team surrounded the home on 26th avenue near international boulevard early this morning. in search of the gunman who they say opened fire a few blocks away. six people came out of the house during the stand off by 8:00 this morning the shooting suspect had surrendered. police were alerted to the system after the shooting victims were driven to the hospital. >>> seven men from sacramento county are recooperating tonight. police say the victims were shot as they were leaving a family gathering in the city of galt at around 10:30. witnesses on the scene tell investigators say saw somebody open fire from a passing car. a neighbor says this is not the first time violence has erupted in his neighborhood. >> crazy. we had some incident about five years ago when they had a shooting in the other corner. >> officials say the shooting may have been gang related. all of the victims are expected to survive. >> investigators are looking into whether reckless driving led to a fiery and fatal
>>> and the serious acquisitions put it would go acland council members oakland council member in the hot seat. . >>> good evening. it's thursday march 21st. this is bay area news at seven. >>> two oakland city council members are feeling the heat after an internal audit. jade hernandez complains the allegations two city leaders are now facing >> reporter: last spring a nine-month long audit began. a nine page document exposes interference and leslie read. >> it useds power in their bidding process, and renovations. >> oakland city charter is clear they can only set -- negotiationiated with contractors for the teen center. she and council member read, coerced staff members result nothing a $2 million -- resulting in a $2 million contract. >> may we ever justify that it's okay to break the law, that'll never happen. >> time will tell, but the information she's provided isn't accurate. >> employees were coerced. there was undue influence and the report documents that. >>> read told us he found it ironic only the african-american council members were cited but says he responded to
. a man was shot and killed early this morning in an historic part of oakland just blocks from police headquarters. where the shooting happened and the vehicle involved is what makes this case stand out. ktvu's jade hernandez is live in oakland with more, jade. >> reporter: this is oakland's 17th homicide of the year and police are still looking for two possible suspects in this case. now officers found the victims aston martin right here and the victim in that intersection. >> i don't think you get any closer to the police station in oakland to me. >> reporter: this man is referring to the proximity of this morning's shooting on ninth and clay. it's just a block away from oakland police headquarters. one man died. johnny gross an urban garden business found the usual crowd in the neighborhood. >> it gets really busy when the clubs close the doors. >> reporter: last night -- >> i heard bang, bang, bang. it sounded like guns. >> reporter: sure enough moments later police arrived to find a 37-year-old san francisco man with fatal gunshot wounds. investigators marked a dozen gunshots. t
- in. >>> new information tonight about a hit-and-run in oakland that killed a bicyclists police have now arrested a woman in connection with last night's crash. officers found the victim in the 2600 block of p era lta street at about 10:20. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. according to the oakland tribune the driver returned to the scene a few hours later and police took her into custody. investigators have not yet released the names of either the victim or the driver. >>> we now know the identity of a man killed in a head on crash yesterday morning on highway 54 in sonol. 46-year-old todd sherr was driving east when he crossed a double yellow line and into the path of another vehicle. sherrwood was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver and two passengers in that second car had minor injuries. >>> we have new information about a triple shooting at a san francisco nightclub. police say the shooting early yesterday morning stemmed from an argument inside the 330 rich nightclub not far from at&t park. authorities have determined one man was shot inside the club. another was sh
rehabilitated. >>> oakland police chief is launching a new strategy to combat crime. dividing the city into five districts. >> reporter: from fruitvalley to downtown and the oakland hills, the city's neighborhoods have different needs when it comes to combating crime. >> oakland has a diverse community. >> reporter: under a new plan that starts this weekend, oakland will be divided into five district police districts. >> each will have a captain. responsible for tailerring their strategies to their neighborhoods. >> it is neighborhood policing. we are slicing up the pie and giving commanders a smaller area with the direction that not only are you going to fight crime but you are going to strengthen the partnership that we have with the community. >> i am excited. i am excited about, about -- it is going to bring additional resources. >> reporter: the council man thinks the strategy will work because opd tried it tried it somewhere else. >> they decided to based on our resources to split the city into two areas. now we are going back to the way it was. >> reporter: 40 year oakland resident li
in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> oakland city auditor says two councilmembers broke the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's cooperation. >> what t
say harris shot oakland rapper kenneth cherry jr. while cherry was driving his masarotti on the vegas strip. he crashed into a taxi killing cherry, the taxi driver and a man in the cab. harris is a self-described pimp. he is expected to be arraigned next tuesday. >>> officials announced this afternoon when and where a public memorial will take place for the two detectives killed this week on the line of duty. maureen naylor is live with the details on that and new information about the shooting that was revealed today, maureen. >> reporter: here at the blue lagoon bar a fundraiser is just starting to raise money for the fallen officers families. meanwhile the memorial will take place to remember those detectives. the memorial set for next thursday will take here at the kaiser permanente arena. thousands of law enforcement and community members are expected to honor the two officers gunned down on the line of duty on tuesday. >> we have a tough week ahead of us. the lain detectives were shot by the suspect after two minutes of interviewing him through the door. >> he ambushed, taking
oakland where volunteers mapped out strategy tonight. >> reporter: frank, for the very first time since she was reported missing four days ago we are learning about a sighting and the news brings hope to her friends, many of whom met here tonight at her church. >> help us, find erica. >> reporter: those close to erica, are relying on each other and their faith as another day passes without any word, from the 31-year-old oakland woman. >> no matter what it is god just give us a sign, that she is okay. >> reporter: today, a possible sign, police say after she was reported missing thursday, she was seen in west oakland in good condition and investigators believe she left on her own but wouldn't provide any other information. >> huge relief. i hope it is true. >> reporter: amber is a close friend and has been leading daily searches. >> we are hoping to get the word out. >> reporter: including one this morning at the bart station it is not far from her home or where she was spotted on surveillance camera. footage from a bakery, 34th and telegraph shows her wearing running clothes on her dail
day which encourages youth to turn in guns and gang-related item. >>> oakland's police chief told residents that the department's recent crackdown on crime is working. ktvu's jade hernandez tells that the tactics that the chief credit for the crime reduction. >> reporter: inside this church, oakland mayor quan addressed people in an open forum about crime this morning. lo police chief howard jordan says his department has already seen a shift in east oakland shootings dropped nearly 30%, homicide by 42% and he pointed to the arrests, three weeks ago, with help of federal agents of at least 16 people and more than 20 search warrants targeting the east oakland case gang and to maintain this newfound peace on the streets, 38 new police officers from yesterday's first academy graduation in four years. another vital tool the community and its clergy. >> the one strength we have is that they understand what it takes to police the city. >> what is really important is that law enforcement is not standing alone. >> revenue doctorcummings is collaborative with the department for nearly a
on schedule. we'll come in and see some yellow in the oakland hills. we'll come in in the north bay and we're looking at rainfall around napa it's pretty heavy right now and the american canyon area by 29. if you head out towards vallejo and martinez. these yellows that's significant rainfall. it's coming down hard and you're having a rough time seeing when you're driving. check out berkeley and oakland. steady rain here with the greens. we are seeing really heavy stuff coming in over the hills right now. as a matter of fact let's put this many motion and we get a feel for the motion of the showers. they're moving off very rapidly out toward the west there. let's take another peek and we'll come in closer. out by 82, sunny vale and santa clara coming down hard. there's more behind it. how is that morning commute going to go and what about those thunderstorms? we'll be back here in 10 minutes with all the details. >>> stale with the 10:00 news as bill mentioned he'll be back at 10:20 with how this storm will affect you tomorrow. and the complete bay area forecast including when the next ro
died the next day. >>> the man being counted on to turn around oakland's escalating crime rate made his first public appearance this afternoon. oakland is paying for william bratton to make the city safer. ken wayne is live with what bratton plans to do. >> reporter: we should know within a few weeks whether or not this new crime fighting strategy is going to work. for some oakland residents, it's already too late. he was robbed at gunpoint last week. >> how much money? >> about 200, and credit cards, everything. >> reporter: enter the man expected to turn things around. >> my image of oakland was not a good one, quiet frankly. >> reporter: hire today provide expertise, and solutions. >> oakland has the opportunity to move to the forefront of american policing, and its use of technology. >> reporter: they'll recommend the use of statistical analysis, license plate scanning, predictive policing, and stop and frisk. >> there's not a police department in america that's going to be effective without it. >> we are addressing people with a laser focus, these are people that have been identifi
interview. it took jurors just one day to find george huggins of oakland guilty of murder. united kingdom honk -- jinghong kang was in the area for a job interview with google. >>> extra eyes were on hand to keep an eye out about a meeting about affordable housing in the north bay. continuing coverage now. patty lee joins us live in san rafael, where attendees of that meeting were greeted by protesters. >> reporter: this flyer shows why there is security on hand. even though the issue is affordable housing, what came up tonight were accusations including racism, and classism. dozens of protesters gathered to boycott a town hall meeting, organized by a group called citizen marin. it's an organization that wants decisions about affordable housing in marin to be made by homeowners, because they have the most at stake. protesters tonight called that racist, classist, and nimbist. state requires marin county to build affordable housing to address community growth. much is being revealed. >> it touches on some of the larger issues around. are we a welcoming community around race, around class,
on the bart oakland airport connector. roadway is to be closed in a few hours and it will be closed between hegenberger and will be using a crane to move large pieces of connector. a detour will be put into place to help drivers maneuver around the closure. >>> it's our honor to be here tonight. >> an awards ceremony for some big-names in sports and how this celebration will benefit future bay area athletes. >>> going off the cuff, the newly-elected pope francis breaks away from his prepared speech today. the details that he revealed about his new pos. new at 10:00 numerous professional athletes all came out of one small athletic league in oakland and tonight 1 of the legs from that league were unducted into the first- class of the oakland eight league's hall of fame and patti lee was there to how it not only honored the professionals, but gave back to inspire athletes. >> jamhines, twogume gold medalist and first human to break 10 seconds in the 100 had the meter dash was recognized for his achievements in his hometown. >> it is a great honor to be here tonight. >> reporter: 1 bedroom w
together. >> reporter: collin and his brother will go to children's hospital in oakland for testing and will have a transplant by mid-april. reporting live at sfo tonight, jana katsuyama. >>> the northeast is buzzing tonight with reports of a large meteor streaking across the sky. this comes from a security camera at a car dealer in salisbury maryland about 8:00 p.m. eastern time. sightings were reported from south carolina to kentucky. nasa says it appears it was a single meteor event but hasn't been confirmed as of yesterday. >>> firefighters say they found a bedroom filled with marijuana plants. the fire started near lake merit on tyler and 17th street. fire officials say in addition to the pot plants they found a large bank of batteries in the attic. officials say they weren't sure if the batteries were part of the marijuana grow. >>> an investigation is under way in hayward after five middle school students became ill. ill from possibly eating drug laced brownnies they got in school. we spoke to one man who had to rush his sister to the hospital. >> reporter: as kids walked ou
channel 2 news. >>> new police academy grads hit the streets of oakland another class of hopefuls is stepping into the classroom. today 51 recruits i wanterred for their first class -- entered for their first class they hope to join the officers already on the force of oakland police department. >> i grew up in oakland, went to school in oakland, have family in oakland and i just want to give back to my community. >> with hard work and dedication these officers in training will graduate and hit the streets in 6 months. >>> a single roll over accident in eastern contra costa county left a driver and his passenger dead. a passer by who desperately tried to rescue that pair. >> reporter: it is a two lain highway in the shadow of mount diablo. this stretch of state route 4 was the site of a fatal accident this morning. just before 10:00 a.m. a male driver in a toyota four runner and his female passenger ended up trapped upside down in 4 feet of water. >> the vehicle drifted off the shoulder to the right, crossed through the right shoulder area down into a drainage canal. >> reporter:
things inside the jeep just before the car and baby disappeared. >>> okay -- oakland police want your help for a possible child predator. the man walked into the front of the home and tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl. the man fled in a silver honda. >>> an 8-year-old girl is recovering tonight after surgeons removed an arrow from her leg. someone shot her during a class field trip to berkeley's lawrence hall of science. campus police think the arrow was shot from the neighborhood just north of the complex. the girl was hit just after 10:00 a.m. while playing outside at a whale replica. >> it was an arrow, it was a regular arrow. not a toy, a regular arrow. it was stuck on her leg. it wasn't poking out one side it was just in and stuck in there. >> reporter: investigators are trying to reconstruct the arrows trajectory. it's possible it came from a cross bow. police are canvassing the area to find out if anybody saw anything. >>> we want to show you a live picture of the bridge. you can see the new signature tower in the center of your screen. caltranss tells us 31 giant volts have cr
lee accused of stealing a historic jewelry box from the oakland museum of california is behind bars tonight and the art fact is back where it belongs. officials at the museum were joined today to announce the safe recovery of the 19th century box valued at more than $800,000. the box went missing last month. surveillance footage helped investigators identify and arrest 45-year-old franklin, a pa row lee with a lengthy criminal record. >> this morning the district attorney's office charged mr. franklin with one count of stolen property at this time the case is still extremely active. >> in november of last year, someone made off with three his tore irk pistols and gold nuggets that were on display at the museum. those items have not yet been recovered. police say franklin could be a suspect in that case, as well. >>> san francisco police have recovered an assault rifle that was stolen from an unmarked police cruiser over the weekend. an ar-15 military-style weapon similar toth one you see here was found during a search of a home in east oakland yesterday. oakland police detained and
. the entire route is not expected to be complete until the year 2028. >>> some neighbors in oakland say they've seen an explosion of graffiti poppinging up south of downtown. the brand new bart connecter to oakland international airport, which is still under construction, has been tagged you see here, so several freeway onramps, homes, businesss and delivery trucks. we talked to oakland city councilman today who says there are plenty antivandalism laws on the books but not enough enforcement and only two city crews designated for cleanup. >>> the city of concord says the high cost has it considering the move to imbed electronic devices on street lamps. vallejo began using it two years ago. the arrests of suspected copper thieves spike. >> we get a message that the wire is being removed, and it's literally moving, and we get notification. pd gets notification, and they go after it. >> concord says it has spent more than a million dollars repairing and replacing copper wiring since $2,007. kocher wiring is worth about a pound at salvage yards. >>> oakland police met the press today to go over
will stay here for the duration. >>> trending now on ktvu.com, oakland based too short was arrested in hollywood last night on dui and possession. >>> he was picked up just after 3 a.m. and detained on $10,000 bail. >> a bill hearing had yet to be scheduled. police said he was in custody but offered no other details. >> right now at ktvu.com, that's tour top crime section which you'll find at the very top. >>> during a concert in san francisco, a video has surfaced on the internet. >> once preachers are held at gun point and forced to mary the homosexuals, i'm pretty sure that was the signal for jesus to come on back. >> that's reportedly michelle shock. today, she issued an open letter apologizing, but she's also saying he was misunderstood. her comments say they were about how some feel, not her, about gay marriage. >> you can read that at ktvu.com under hot topics. >>> an oakland monday was convicted of first degree murder. 26-year-old george hug ins faces life in prison due to the circumstance of murder during a robbery. in july of 2010 at any time, the father of three was apply
not released the age of the other victim, but say he was taken to the hospital. >>> now to oakland where police are investigating a double- homicide. police say they received report of gunshots at apricot and glen hime streets after 4:00 a.m. a man and woman were found in the streets and pronounced dead at the scene. no arrest have been made. this marks oakland's 14th and 15 homicide of the year. >>> the gun buy back in santa clara. there were also several assault weapons turned in for $200. one participant says every gun collected counts. >> one in a hundred might end up in the wrong hands and if you get that one off the street, that is a good thing. >> sheriff official say $114,000 was used during today's event. the event was paid for by public funds from the county. >>> meanwhile solano county is getting ready for its first- ever gun buyback event and right now more than $00,000 has been raised for the program. vallejo police chief told us it's important to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands and be used in a homicide. >> when people have access to guns and when they have access t
on wednesday. friends told us that he had been bullied at school. >>> the family of a missing oakland woman is planning a prayer vigil tomorrow in hope of bringing her home. 31-year-old erica maska-leris was seen in oakland on wednesday at a store on 34th street and telegraph avenue. that is where her friends and family plan poto hold a vigil and say maska-leris is in good physical and mental condition, but has had suicidal tendcies in past. >>> new video that highlights those who stood by the side road to pay respect to two slain santa cruz officers. this was taken by a police officer who mounted a camera as he rode along the motorcade for the offer. those who lined the path during thur's further procession and many held sign and other held flag and put their hand on their heart. they were shot and killed on february 26th when they were investigating a sexual assault case. the suspected gunman was killed in a shoot-out with police. >>> hundreds of people received hundred dollar gift card at a begin buyback event in vallejo. organizers say 350 weapons and even a rocket launcher were turned
. >>> a girl was grazed by flying debris in a shooting in east oakland. it was on international boulevard shortly before 5:00 this afternoon. the girl was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. we talked to the girl's grandmother who said her granddaughter was playing outside with a friend when she was hit by the debris. i want to show you cell phone video of the young girl being treated by paramedics. >> just an innocent bystander, and something like this happens. you see it all the time, but when it comes to you personally, it's a great impact. >> another person was shot and taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. >> in richmond, the family of another child who was shot yesterday said the 1-year-old baby is recovering well. a stray bullet hit the child inside of an apartment. ktvu spoke with the boy's mother and brand father today about the moment it happened. >> reporter: richmond pa recorded the gunfire, 19 shots in less than 6 seconds. listen to what a 2-year-old boy named elijah survived, and then listen to how his mother describes the the moment. >> all i heard
to oakland where a family is mourning a woman shot to death. at about 10:30 this morning when she was shot multiple times. motive for the shooting is not known. her son was shot to death in almost the same spot five years ago. >>> napa has propertied a homicide investigation. fire crews received a fire call -- when firefighters arrived they say they found a man's body engolfed in flame. >> so far the man's identity is unknown. police say they have not received any missing person report. >>> to end a stand off with a man and a woman barricaded inside a motel room. this started at the 10:00 this morning at the morgan hill moneterey street. they traced to the room where 29-year-old martin florence and 29-year-old erica. they're taken in custody without incident just before 5:00. >>> police say today the action of an alert teenager led to arrest of the sex offender. police say a 15-year-old girl was out running when she noticed a man behind her. he followed her home where the family members confronted him. the family called the police. >>> police say just after 6 yesterday evening. the man you
. organizers say the event is for everyone to learn about and celebrate irish culture and history. >>> oakland police have a new strategy to combat crime. it involves dividing the city after five districts. and as ktvu's allie rasmus explains, the police are trying to combat crime. >> oakland has a very diverse community. >> reporter: under a new plan that starts this weekend oakland will be quited into five different police districts each district will have a captain. >> the captains will have the responsibility of targeting their area. it's really neighborhood policing, we're giving commanders a more manageable area with the direction of not only are you going to fight crime but you're going to strengthen the relationship we have with the community. >> i'm really excited about the fact that it's going to bring extra resources. >> reporter: councilman reid says opd has tried a similar strategy with success. >> they decided to based on our resources put the city into two areas now we're going back to the way it was. >> reporter: 40 year oakland resident robertson likes the idea of seeing the s
of tagging that cost $80,000 to clean up, he was also convicted in 2011. people in oakland say they have seen a huge increase in the amount of graffiti along the 880 corridor just south of downtown. the brand new bart connector has already been tagged in addition to highway ramps, businesses, homes and delivery trucks. >> gotten a little out of hand they are starting to spray paint the curbs now. anything we even made a joke the other day we saw an abandoned couch. >> oakland city councilman says there are plenty of anti vandalism laws on the books but a lack of enforcement and just two city crews to do all the clean up. >>> state officials voted to issue $8.6 billion in bonds for the high speed rail project it is to link northern and southern california with trains. they want to sell $2.5 billion of the bonds construction is set to begin on the first segment in central valley this summer. opponents of the high speed rail project filed a new lawsuit in an effort to stop construction. it argue it is agent is misleading voterthe project is misguided and unfeasible. they claim the project approv
in memory of oakland violence victims. >>> now, continuing coverage of two shooting. the memorial service has been moved to a comdate a larger crowd of morners, the plan is to hold the service next thursday, march 7th at noon. santa cruz officials say they made the move because of overwhelmed interest by law enforcement agencies and the community. the sheriff deputies stood at attention in honor of the returning police force. santa cruz officers have been grieving for their two deputies. >> it is tough the first time you jump into that patrol car or the first time you walk through investigations you go passed their cubiccals and the offices and i think that is tough. >> meantime, investigators continue to gather information on the gunmen. they are looking for johnson, known as lamb. she is not connected to the shoalings but may have in-- shootings but may have information. hundreds of people posted condolences on our facebook wall. if you would like to add our comments go to ktvu on facebook. >>> the chp says the man that led them on a chase is now in custody. it ended on highway 29. chp
has served 27 years. >>> oakland's flew police consultant is officially on the job. >> he arrived on sunday and has already spent time at crime scenes. his focus will be on stopping homicides, robberies, and burglary in oakland. he supports the police stop and frisk taskic. >>> responsibility of police, the leadership, the offices themselves, the training, is to always do it constitutionly, do it compassionetly, and you're dealing with human beings. >> he wants officers to scour web sites where criminals usually brag. >>> lawyers for a san francisco bicyclist, filed a motion to have the case dismissed or reduced to a misdemeanor. today in court witnesses testified chris was speeding and ran a red light before hitting a man at castro and market streets last march. the victim, later died at the hospital. the lawyer says hi testimony is unreliable and pedestrian, including the victim, ignored a do not walk sign. a judge is expected to rule tomorrow morning. >>> authorities have charged a couple. 63-year-old leslie gardener aboard the boat, believed gardener owned the $2.8 million boa
their friends like, with an option to withhold titles you you wish not to withheld. >>> a missing oakland woman is presumed dead. the large scale seven for 31-year-old -- search for erica when he failed to return home are investigating a possible suicide. her cell phone signal last placed her in the area of the golden gate bridge. her husband died last year. >>> trending now, video of a mom who made a big mistake. >> it was reported by our sister station, kiro up in seattle. a two-year-old boy inhaling marijuana smoke from a bong being held by his mother. >> police have arrested that mom and she admitted it happened. >>> san jose police need help they say are expected of assaulting another woman and stealing her purse. we're showing you a picture of the woman from surveillance cameras. investigators say she knocked the victim down and that this man here took the woman's purse. both then took off on bikes. investigators are asking anyone who knows who they are to call the police department. >> a major roadway improvement project was meant to beautify san jose, but careless drivers have turned ne
to the hospital. the child was strapped into her car seat. >>> one oakland neighborhood is dealing with a growing problem, vandals destroying businesses and property. some business owners are calling on an unlikely source for help. >> 17th street between franklin and webster and oak lands bustles with diners and shoppers during the day. sometimes at night, different visitors come with a purpose. >> the glue was sprayed into the lock. >>reporter: over the weekend, someone sprayed the padlocks with glue. >> this is something someone actually would have had toll brought something with them, preplanning. >>reporter: there's been plenty of vandalism. >> they've done this every day [ indiscernible ]. >>reporter: police told me they received no reports the after this glue attack. >> it's a lot of security walking around in the daytime and they care and do what they can. we need someone at night. >>reporter: this woman is looking for help elsewhere. >> at this point, we need the black panthers, whoever can come out and help. >>reporter: the city council member says something have to change. >> we've tole
are dying down a little bit. there will still be breezy conditions out there tonight. 61 in oakland. these are right now temperatures. upper 50s, low 60s, tomorrow's highs, a few degrees warmer than today. tonight's overnight lows like this morning. when you wake up tomorrow morning it feels like this morning minus the wind. folks inland that is what they were talking about. a lot of wind. warmer day by a few degrees. so, tomorrow, your saturday, not the warmest day. sunday will be warmer by a couple of degrees. in the extended forecast we get into showers. tuesday it starts to bring the clouds in. wednesday, thursday, the models are still toying around with it. but eventually they will dial it in. wednesday through friday period something goes on. develops into something useful. forecast highs tomorrow, yellows or 70s. a lot of upper 60s and middle 60s. low 70s popping up around the area. along the coast it will be cool. breezy, no fog to speak of. breezy, spring-like, that is the key here. forecast high, morgan hills, 69, 68 in gilroy. so, if you are going out to the coast it is j
these highs like today's highs. tomorrow, a lot like today. 65 in oakland, 64 in hayward, 58 in pacificia. forecast highs in the valley, 67 in san jose, 70 in morgan hill and 70 in gill mer. the five-day forecast, the bay area weekend in view, lots of clouds and showers and sprinkles and as we get towards the week end, though, it firms up a little bit and i think showers are more likely on saturday night into sunday and that could allym late to a quarter of an inch. see you at 10:00. >> 10:00 it is. >>> a u.s. navy reservest is back home with his family after his latest tour of due the in afghanistan. loved ones greeted him with balloons, flags and big hugs this afternoon. the lieutenant grew up in oakland and lunched a successful career. after the september 11 terror attacks he said he joined the military to give back to his country and seen tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. thank you for trusting us. we'll see you the next time news breaks. coverage continues with the 10:00 news tonight we're getting late word of a search that's underway right now after multiple vehicles were rid
area news tab. >>> new developments tonight, the port of oakland is instituting new spending limits and restrictions on travel. cara liu is live where a meeting just wrapped up. >> reporter: there was a lot of talk about accountability this afternoon. it included this report on what the port is doing improve. >> reporter: port of oakland commissioners heard policy changes this afternoon, they are part of an effort to increation public trust in the wake of a spend -- increase public trust in the wake of a spending candle -- scandal. >> i am celebrating this although it is a work in progress. >> reporter: spentish limits. after three -- spending limits. after 13 years. 30% fewer employees hold cards. compared to last year. and mandatory ethics training. >> it is a milestone to respond after we learned of serious challenges we face and actions by senior leadership. >> reporter: $80 per deum, per person. they are pushing the change the culture of the organization. >> we didn't have a value code of conduct for the organization. we now have value principal. more than that we have required
procession. the service is set to begin at noon. >>> new at 10:00, we now know who will oversee the oakland police department. a federal judge has named thomas fraizer as the compliance director. he will begin march 12. fraizer is a former baltimore police commissioner and spent 28 years with san jose police. he will have broad authority in oakland and can even ask for the police chief to be fired. >>> and noelle walker joins us now. >> reporter: we've seen some picture taking and heard some oohs and aahs over this last dress rehearsal. tomorrow night it's show time. for most of us the bay bridge is transportation, engineering, utility. for artist leo villareal it's a canvas he's painting with the lights. >> i just wanted the bay bridge to shine in the nation's conscious one more time. >> reporter: practice sessions started in january, tonight the artist is hold up in a dark hotel room working on the finishing touches to turn thousands of lights into dancing art. >> if the tests are you know even a portion of what the real thing is going to be. it's going to be good. >> reporter: the insta
and protest. scott olsen who was critically injured in an occupy oakland spoke out against the war and his two tours of duty. >> eight of the marines in our battalion did not make it home. i did not see a liberated iraq. i saw an occupation. >> reporter: a field organizer with iraq veterans against the war says many of the veterans he works with struggle to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. >> we're pushing the government to overhaul the system and provide more case officers, more help. >> reporter: back in lafayette, people who live near this display are still reflecting on the war and its cost. >> i think the saddest part is the loss of life. >> reporter: according to the founder of this display the sign keeps tally of the more than 6700 u.s. troops who died in iraq and afghanistan. >>> newly revised numbers on california's job growth paint brighter picture than previously thought. the employment development department said 327,000 jobs were created in california last year. that's about 101,000 more than previously reported. the edd also says the state add 1700 new jobs in ja
and a stronger police presence, some of the changes that the first friday event in oakland's uptown neighborhood. let's hear more about the changes and a new emphasis on safety. >> reporter: it ended about an hour ago but venders have taken down the stands but there's plenty of people still in the area. >> reporter: this band kicked off tonight's live entertainment, people dancing, and glad that the city hasn't lost its rhythm. it's a family-oriented activity and extra security was hired. this boy was shot and killed following last month's first friday event. >> it's been marred by violence lately, and it's unfortunate. when you look at what the city is trying to do to change the image of oakland, you know, this is sort of our calling card. >> reporter: organizers say this event is important to the identity of the city and the culture. >> this is one thing we can do to help the area, and i want to the do more than just the first friday. >> reporter: there is no drinking in public and ending the event an hour earlier at 9:00. first friday covers seven blocks, three blocks less than previous m
's growing optimism about hiring. and stock in oakland's pandora media saw shares jump 19% in afterhours trading. pandora's ceo made an announce. joe kennedy said he is stepping down when a replacement is found. >>> i'll be tracking rain over the next 24 hours. >>> in 90 seconds, homeless at a south bay encampment have ♪ roundup ♪ i want a weed free season, that's how i roll ♪ ♪ so i reach for roundup extended control ♪ ♪ with the all-new, no pump, one-touch wand ♪ ♪ it kills weeds dead and keeps weeds gone ♪ [ whip cracks ] ♪ roundup extended control ♪ i just spray them weeds, then spray them cracks ♪ ♪ the weeds are gone, and they won't be back ♪ ♪ driveway, patio, i just spray once ♪ ♪ and it's adios weeds for up to four sweet months ♪ [ whip cracks ] ♪ roundup extended control [ male announcer ] roundup extended control ♪ yeha with the new one-touch wand. [ whip cracks ] >>> time is running out for occupants of a large homeless encampment in san jose. the 120 people now living there have been told to move by morning or be forced out. ktvu's pat
raise money for his family. reporting live in richmond, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> oakland police today released some frightening surveillance video of a robbery as it was happening. police say this armed robbery happened recently, you can hear the victim pleading for her life. officers have arrested two suspects in the case now. police say their numbers of this gang are growing. oakland police say officers took at least 16 members of a known gang into custody. and chief howard jordan called it the most violent group he's seen in 25 years of policing. he also said members are locked in a deadly feud with another gang. >> the motive was really wasn't your traditional motive. it wasn't for money, it wasn't for turf war it was basically they hated the other gang. >> officers say they served 30 warrants this morning making 28 arrests. >>> new numbers released today paint a much rosier pickture -- picture of the job market. maureen naylor is live with what's behind the boost and the impact already felt here in the bay area, maureen. >> reporter: julie for the story behind those
tonight about the arrests made during last week's crime sweep in oakland. police tell us they arrested 17 people as part of the violence reduction program known as operation cease-fire. police believe most were gang members. those arrested are between 18 and 35 years old. most face charges related to having or using a gun as well as conspiracy to commit a crime. >>> fire investigators in antioch are trying to determine the cause of a house fire later today. it happened at h, and 4th streets just before 5:30 this evening. firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames pouring out of the victorian home. they said the fire started in a rear bedroom. the sole resident wasn't there at the time of the home. damage is estimated at $200,000. >>> in solano county, investigators stopped fires burning along red top road in fairfield. there were no injuries reported. authorities did search a nearby hillside, but were not able to find a shirtless man who was reportedly seen holding a gas can right after the fire started. >>> musicians with the san francisco symphony are on strike today. they walked off
during the investigation. >>> developing news from east oakland tonight. police are investigating a double shooting on a busy corner of international boulevard. it happened about 90 minutes ago, just before 8:30, at 65th and international. police say two men were taken to the hospital. both are in stable condition. so far, we don't know about a motive. we did see officers canvassing the area for withins. they say they plan to check surveillance cameras for any additional evidence. the already high price tag of the new bay bridge is about to soar again after a safety inspection reviewed a major problem involving broken bolts. healther holements is live with the estimated cost of repairs, and what caltrain is saying about the opening of the bridge. >> reporter: ken, you can add 1 to $5 million to the cost of what is already the most expensive public works project in state history. officials have less than 6 months to try to fix this problem. take a look at the troubled issue discovered on the eastern span of the bridge. this is one of more than a dozen giant bolts that have snapped.
condition and may be released from the hospital in a day or two. reporting live here in oakland, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> now to palo alto where dozens of people joined the national day of action this evening with a call for tougher gun control laws. similar marchs were held across the country it's now been 100 days since the school massacre in newtown connecticut and efforts to expand background checks have stalled on capitol hill. >>> president obama's call on gun control as he stood with families who lost loved ones to gun violence. >>> the action had happened about 10:30 this morning on davis road. the truck caught fire, the highway patrol says the driver claimed he had been eating, choked on his food and passed out. the two people in that bmw were killed. >>> caltrans says it is working on a fix for those broken bolts or rods on the new eastern span of the bay bridge. we've been telling you how at least 31 of those massive bolts snapped after being tightened recently. today two engineering experts told us the bolts can be fixed but that it is going to be costly and difficul
as temperatures right now beginning to cool off as we would expect for this time of day. san jose 50, oakland 52 and half-moon bay currently 50 degrees. forecast headlines for tonight partly cloudy skies, fog for the coast and for the bay. tomorrow is the morning overcast. clouds becoming partly cloudy into the afternoon hours. tuesday, wednesday we will be tracking more rainfall and temperatures cooling off as well. first thing tomorrow morning, areas of clouds. just be extra careful out there for your monday morning. lots of 40s to start out the day. maybe some cooler locations in the upper 30s. san francisco, low of 47 and san jose 45 degrees. out here in the pacific, here's a change. a weather system developing offshore. no rain drops expected for tomorrow after we had a few sprinkles. tomorrow here we go with the overcast and skies becoming partly cloudy. also a breeze with winds from around 15 to 20 miles per hour. tuesday this system will slowly approach the bay area. that will be the keyword, slowly. north bay rain probably not until after 2:00. better bet closer to 3:00 or 4:00. the sho
in progress shows what the officers are up against as a combat crime in oakland [screaming] >> the police say this armed robbery happened a couple weeks ago near the lake. on the video you can hear the victim pleading for her life. two suspects have been arrested. they are members of a new gang that has committed some of the city's most violent crimes. that video was released today as the officials announced other arrests in an agency sweep around the east bay this morning. officers took at least 16 members of a known gang into custody. the chief called it the most violent group he has seen in 25 years of policing. he said members are locked if a deadly feud with another gang. >> the motive was really not your traditional motive. not for money or turf war, it was basically they hated the other gang. >> officers say they seized 55 firearms including four assault weapon. today's sweep was part of the ongoing operation cease-fire. aimed at turning crime and turning young people away from gangs. >> 2, 1. [cheers and applause] >> in san francisco, city leaders celebrated the opening of a new polic
as april. south heyward, the oakland colpsiium. she's not happy to hear about the change. >> they're going to drive people to drive in spite of gas prices this won't effect parking lots just yet. >>> and now to berkeley where people are demanding answers about the death of a mentally ill person in custody. police of refusing information on moore, who was transgender. he died two weeks ago on austin way. moore stopped breathing after a struggle. the cause of death has not been released. berkeley police say, quote, we can't comment on specific information or even address inaccuracy which may be discussed in public discussion regarding this incident. >>> part of a human skull has been found. investigators from the alameda sheriff's department shifted through information. the cull appears to have been there more than one year. teenagers discovered it yesterday. >>> army private bradley manning today pleaded guilt to leaking classified military material in the so-called wiki leak scandal. the former intelligence analyst admitted to ten counts of battle field reports. now facing 20 years in pris
incarcerated. >>> an oakland man suing the police department after he says he was mistakenly identified as one of the most wanted criminal. >> just want them to clear my name off the most wanted list and, you know, the most wanted fugitive. and which i am not. >> 37-year-old chough van says he tried for months with the help of and tern to fix the mistake. he had to move three times. he also says he can't find work. the city would not comment on the lawsuit. saying attorneys need it time to determine the facts. >>> the judge in the deadly colorado movie theater shooting case entered not gill plea on behalf of the suspect today. members of the defense team said they're not ready it enter a plea. prosecutors say they'll announce whether they plan to seek the death funnel at hearing april 1 april 1st. >>> and google glass. in a blog postthe they somehow show upped a prototype with precipitation frames available later this year. they plan to offer other frame styles as well. they let you instantly record video, even translate foreign languages. >>> a san francisco policeman today received 20/10 to
are following developing news in oakland tonight. that is where the police say a 10-year-old girl was grazed by debris during a shooting t. happened on 82nd avenue on international boulevard. you can see seven bullet markers in the street there. another person was shot and is hospitalized and is expected to survive. there is a picture of the child from our crew at the seen. here is the photo. at this point, gathering more details for you. we expect to have more on the 10:00 news on ktvu. >>> a one-year-old boy hit by a stray bullet is doing well tonight. family members are grateful more people were not hurt. the richmond police spot shotter, spot shotter picked up 19 shots in just about six seconds of the gunman was firing at a man on a bicycle outside of the apartment complex on west mcdonald's yesterday afternoon. little elijah tells us a fragment hit her son in the neck inside of his grandparent's apartment. >> all i heard his grandpa saying gunshots and the first thing came to my mind was my son. >> at this point, the gunman is on the loose. $25,000 reward is offered for information lead
's name. it does not specify a dollar amount. the oakland city attorney's office said it could not yet comment. >>> happening now some fiery celebrations under way to mark the persian new year. we shot these pictures in berkeley earlier this evening where several thousand people gathered to take part in the ancient tradition. this is the 14th year that the persian city is held in berkeley. the area has the largest orion community. and it's not just in berkeley where they're celebrating. mat keller is live with what he learned about the celebration. >> reporter: the afterparty is still going on here at the axus nightclub for the largest persian celebration here in the south bay. jumping through fire is one of the highlights of the persian new year celebrations. >> and what do you say when you jump. >> i say -- >> you ask that the goodness of the fire comes to you and the ills of last year stay with the fire. >> reporter: the fire festival brings the iranian community together a week before. >> it's a cultural celebration not religious of the first day of spring with dancing, food and fa
now 48. 51 in oakland as we get into the evening hours we will remain mostly clear. i do expect little bit of patchy fog to redevelop by tomorrow morning but for the most part those clear skies will aid in that cooling in the overnight hours. 300 miles now offshore is that weather maker. it's going to slide in as early as tomorrow morning. we'll notice it over northwest california and then it's going to make tracks towards us by the afternoon. here it is picking it up into the evening hours at this time and then tomorrow morning notice we start out with partly cloudy, mostly clear skies through the morning hours the rain stays toth north. it takes all day so i expect tuesday will be mainly dry. we're already spoo the evening hours now, and the rain eventually getting into the north bay sliding into the south baby 10:00, 11:00 while we sleep the rain tonights to fall. wednesday morning the morning drive scattered showers, scattered showers will remain wednesday and here we are now into thursday lingering showers through thursday, as well. anywhere from a quarter inch to three quarters o
card and redeem them for just about anything. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> in oakland today a group of accomplished women was honored for contributions to the community. it was the fourth annual powerful women of the bay award and it was held at scott seafood restaurant at jack london square. there were seven nominees including channel and councilwoman rebecca capland. >>> fred is with us tonight. this is not a good time for men's college basketball in the bay area. >> i'm not sure if we have any luck for the ncaa tournament. as a matter of fact cal men's basketball team appeared to have things figure out they won seven straight games but then lost to stanford last week. tonight in vegas they went one and done in the tournament. cal the second seed in the town. cob hits the big three to given the bears the lead with 1.50 left. check out the washington huskies they can't believe it either. they thought they would be facing cal tomorrow but no. 79-69 is your final. the 20-11 bears must now sweat out selection sunday for that large bid to the big tournament. >>> tonight t
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